Plant Care Variegated Rubber Plant

Variegated Rubber Plant

4.6 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Variegated Rubber Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Variegated Rubber Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Variegated Rubber Fig and Variegated Rubber Tree

Taxonomy

Ficus elastica variegata
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Variegated Rubber Plant

Water

How often to water your Variegated Rubber Plant

Water needs for Variegated Rubber Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Variegated Rubber Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Variegated Rubber Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Variegated Rubber Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Variegated Rubber Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Variegated Rubber Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Variegated Rubber Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Variegated Rubber Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Variegated Rubber Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Variegated Rubber Plant

Variegated Rubber Plant

Variegated Rubber Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Variegated Rubber Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Variegated Rubber Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Variegated Rubber Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Variegated Rubber Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Variegated Rubber Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Variegated Rubber Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Variegated Rubber Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Yvette avatar
@Yvette
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 168 XP
08/16/2021

The foliage is stunning. It grows a bit slower than other plants i own and you have to be careful with the light. Mine is in a south window and two of the leaves got a bit burned. No problem with pests so far.

Katiel avatar
@Katiel
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 796 XP
04/30/2021

Really fun colors and fast growing. It has sturdy, interesting leaves with a variety of color variations that are so interesting to look at. Leaves go from bright green and pink to a more gray-green and darker pink as they grow. As always, more light = more variegation.

Fast grower Fast grower

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